Controversial rapper and Tom Hank’s offspring, Chet Hanks, was asked how ‘White Boy Summer’ was different from the past 400 summers in American History.
Needless to say, he was left a little speechless.
The rapper (and we use the term rapper loosely) appeared on the late-night talk show Ziwe, hosted by comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.
The host roasted Hanks over his song and coined phrase ‘White Boy Summer’.
She asked: “You anointed the summer of 2021 as ‘White Boy Summer’, can you tell us how that’s different from the past 400 summers in American History?”
i asked chet hanks how "white boy summer" was different from the past 400 summers in american history pic.twitter.com/4qpDmPVhsl— ziwe (@ziwe) May 9, 2022
Given that you know, every summer is ‘White Boy Summer’.
Hanks responded: “I don’t know. [It] started with just me, I got a fresh a** haircut, and I was feeling myself, so I posted a video on my Instagram.”
Ziwe then asked: “Do all of your songs come from her super iconic quotes?”
He replied: “Maybe. Are you trying to make me nervous?”
She added: “Are you afraid of black women?”
The actor and rapper said: “No.”
Ziwe quipped back: “Maybe you should be."
Why couldn’t Chet inherit all of his father's tremendous acting skills?
In the same interview, the late-night talk show host also asked Hanks if he felt the need to apologise to any marginalised communities, particularly the patois community.
i asked chet hanks if he wanted to apologize to any marginalized communities pic.twitter.com/EEzD9VrtNs— ziwe (@ziwe) May 6, 2022
Hanks shook his head before saying: “Nah.”
He added: “I don't think I’ve done anything truly offensive.”
You know how Ursula didn’t know she was the villain in The Little Mermaid? It's kind of like that.
A stunned Ziwe then asked: “You don’t see it as cultural appropriation? You see it as a celebration of culture? And like social justice warriors can like go kick rocks.”
“Yeah,” he said.
Hanks then added: “I 100 per cent agree. Social justice warriors can kick rocks.”
Ziwe was alluding to the 31-year-old making headlines in 2020 when he received backlash for releasing videos of himself mimicking a Jamaican patois accent.
In one of his videos, while depicting a Caribbean accent, Hanks said: “'Me wake up this morning and see the thing turn up. Internet go mad. Respect.”
While gracing the Golden Globes red carpet in the same year, Hanks also posted in a since-deleted video of him emulating the accent again, which was met with heavy criticism on Twitter, according to The Daily Mail.
One person wrote: “This is deeply disturbing and chaotic.”
Another person commented: “Sometimes the apple falls off the tree and rolls down a hill and into a ravine.”
While another user wrote: “This is why Tom never takes him anywhere.”
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